“Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”

This time i would to tell you about the motto of my country, Indonesia.



Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups. The largest – and politically dominant – ethnic group are the  Javanese. A shared identity has developed, defined by a national language, ethnic diversity, religious pluralism within a majority Muslim population, and a history of colonialism and rebellion against it. Indonesia’s national motto, “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (“Unity in Diversity” literally, “many, yet one”), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world’s second highest level of biodiversity*. The country has abundant natural resources, yet poverty remains widespread.

* Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem, biome, or planet.

via Wikipedia





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